Get your poem published by Frontenac House in *Extravaganza*!

27 April 2010

CALGARY, CANADA –(– Do you have a poem pacing about in the confines of your computer or your mind? Is it wild? Gentle? Hilarious? Tragic? Insane? Serious? Abstract? Concrete? All of the above? Or is it something completely different? Submit it to Wattpad and you may get published! Be sure to include the tag poetrycontest.

The winners will be determined by Frontenac House.

Submissions must be original, in English, and may not have been previously published anywhere else. Contest deadline July 31, 2010. Winners will be announced on September 15, 2010.

The year 2010 marks the 10th anniversary of Frontenac House and the Quartet poetry series. To celebrate, Frontenac extended its usual quartet to ten books – Dektet 2010 – released this April.

But that’s not all. Frontenac has joined forces with Wattpad to create *Extravaganza!*, a unique poetry competition that invites young poets from all over the planet to upload and share their best poem.

The winning poems will be published in *Extravaganza!*, a Frontenac House poetry book to be released towards the end of 2010. The book will be published in digital formats as well as a limited edition print version.

About Wattpad

Founded in 2006, Wattpad’s vision is to revolutionize the way we publish and read written works. The material on Wattpad is created by the community of users. Anyone can publish what they have written – a romantic story, a fan fiction, poetry or a novel – and read by anyone. All the content is easily accessible on Wattpad’s website (, mobile site ( or through the Wattpad application available on all mobile devices including Apple iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Nokia, Motorola, Samsung and more.

About Frontenac House

Frontenac House ( is a dynamic Calgary-based literary press that publishes poetry, aviation history, political satire and fine art books. Frontenac House made its debut as a poetry press in 2001 with the publication of its first four poetry books, Quartet 2001. The Quartets have become an annual event; Quartet books and poets have won or been nominated for most of the major poetry prizes in the country, including the Stephan Stephansson Award, the Trillium Poetry Prize, and the Griffin Poetry Prize.

For further information, contact Lyn Cadence at or Tel.# 403.465.2345.


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